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Volunteer firefighters shielded from wrongful termination of employment and offered civil relief for employer violations PA 093-1027 January 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 The Volunteer Firefighter Job Protection Act, which applies to municipalities with populations of 3,500 or less, stipulates when volunteer firefighters may not be discharged from their employment, as well as the appropriateness of civil actions in response to wrongful termination. 
Wages and sin By Helen W. Gunnarsson June 2005 LawPulse, Page 274 Can an employee who considers homosexuality a sin openly oppose his employer's workplace diversity effort? What are the limits of religious practice and expression in the workplace?
Waiver of Privilege for Documents Inadvertently Disclosed During Discovery By Andrew N. Plasz March 2005 Article, Page 126 How do Illinois courts respond when a party claims that an inadvertently produced document is still privileged? Here's a review of the cases
Watch What You Say: Avoiding the Accidental Attorney-Client Relationship By Bridget Hoy January 2005 Article, Page 22 Don't let your "casual conversation" turn into an attorney-client relationship that triggers the attendant ethical obligations.
We have met the Enemy By Robert K. Downs August 2005 Column, Page 380  Lawyers should join the front ranks in the battle to improve the justice system.
When Johnny and Jenny come marching home By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2005 LawPulse, Page 8 Their jobs had better be awaitin' and the accompanying job rights preserved, or their employers may be guilty of violating federal law.
Will bankruptcy reform cause domestic violence? By Helen W. Gunnarsson December 2005 LawPulse, Page 614   Part of the purpose of the bankruptcy reform legislation is to increase pressure on debtors. Will that pressure explode into physical rage?  
Workers’ comp overhaul By Helen W. Gunnarsson July 2005 LawPulse, Page 330 Proponents say that new revisions to the Workers' Comp Act will increase benefits, hold down costs, speed claims resolution, and reduce fraud.
The Year Ahead By Robert K. Downs July 2005 Column, Page 328 The new ISBA president outlines his plans for the coming year.
You take the sofa, I’ll take the Fifth… By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2005 LawPulse, Page 162 Forget about dirty laundry; what if your divorcing client did – or might have done – something criminal? Here's advice about advising clients how and when to take the Fifth.